Posts Tagged ‘Wool Fingerless Gloves’

Machine Pattern for Wool Fingerless Gloves

Paton's Wool Color-Natural Mix

Paton’s Wool
Color-Natural Mix

I wrote up the pattern for this glove. You can find it at


These gloves can be made on any machine with a ribber. If you use the passap machine be sure to follow instructions where I tell you to pull all the needles all the way out to cast on and then hand knit that row so all needles are back in working position. If anyone makes these, I would love to see them. 🙂

Any questions, just email me.

Kara’s Fingerless Hand Knit Glove done on the Bulky Machine


This is a version of the glove my friend Sheila hand knitted. Here is the link to the pattern to see it.

Well I made it on the Bulky machine and I like the way it came out. However, I use Mary Anne Ogres 2 by 1 cast on so the seams match but it is way too many stitches.  When I finished increasing for the thumbs the length was good.  I put the 18 thumb stitches on a straight needle and knit 4 rows of garter stitch and I love it.  There is a side seam on the thumb side but you can’t tell because the rib matches up. Also, there is a seam in the thumb and you can’t see that either. Now I am curious to try this on the passap in the ribbing. I used a tension of 3 for the rib. This is also 10 inches in length instead of nine which is no big deal.  I knitted the ribbing and when it was 6 inches I increased out on each side for the thumb. After finishing the increases, I took the thumb off on waste yarn and continued ribbing for two inches. I knitted one row to the left at a higher tension and then knitted one stitch through the other. When I finished with the garter stitch on the thumb, I folded the glove in half and stitched up the seam. Now I will try another one with half the number of stitches than I used on this one. It feels really nice on my hand. I also might try felting this to see what it comes out like….er, maybe not!

The yarn is Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool

If you go to my next post, I have the pattern corrected and the glove fits better.

Wool Fingerless Gloves on the Passap E 6000


My friend Sheila hand knitted a pair of fingerless gloves in Fisherman’s wool and she let me try them on. They felt like heaven. The thumb was so comfortable I told her I had to try it on the machine. The only difference is that I have a seam in my ribbing and she doesn’t. I used Maine Line Jaggerspun wool 2/8 in a peacock  color.  The pattern knits circular and on one side you start increasing for the thumb for about two inches. You then take the thumb off on waste yarn and continue knitting circular to the length you want to the fingertips.  When you finish you will rehang the thumb stitches for circular knitting and knit about 7 more rows and bind off. On my glove I crocheted the edge with two rows and the third row is a shell. If you would like to try these, I have the directions and pictures in my  dropbox. I hope I have written the instructions clearly.  Click on this link.

You will have to probably make adjustments if you use a different yarn . The glove measures 8 and a half inches from rib to fingers. The ribbing is three inches. There is one and a half inches before starting the thumb. The length of the thumb opening is about 2 and 1/4 inches. After the thumb opening, it measures about one and 3/4 inches.  I was getting about 6 and a half stitches to the inch and about 8.8 rows to the inch.

This is the first pattern that I tried to convert that  does not just leave an opening  for the thumb and then knit in a circle. The increases make it feel tailored to your thumb. No pulling when you move your hand. I am going to try the one she had and do it on the Bulky now. When I post that I will reveal the pattern and the author. It is done in rib so mine will have a seam up the side whereas my friends does not. It just might make me do some hand knitting if I don’t like how they come out on the machine since I liked them so much. 🙂 Or, DUH, I could ask her to knit me a pair!!!!! That’s what friends are for isn’t it?




Fingerless Gloves

I was supposed to be knitting on the passap but made a tension swatch and decided I did not like it. Meanwhile, I found this hand knitting pattern on Knitting Paradise for free. It is called Two Hour Fingerless Gloves by Onix Terevinto. I still don’t get it about fingerless gloves because it is my fingers that get cold! lol  In the pattern she knits on straight needles and tells you that you can do circular also. It is so easy to convert to machine. Not easy to do on machine! lol  It took about an hour and a half on the machine for both gloves. If you don’t have a garter bar, don’t bother trying. When I finished and sewed them up I did not like the fit or how they looked. I used TD 2 for a 2 by 1 rib and TD3. for the body of the glove. I decided if I made them again to go to TD3 but instead I would not do the 4 stitch increase on the first row. So I got to thinking that they were plain and I don’t like to do duplicate stitch. I decided to lightly felt them and do a needle felt design. OMG! They fit good and feel good.  Of course I was checking on them every two minutes to make sure they did not over felt. So I am happy with them and got to thinking that if I had knitted these in the round it would have been a breeze to do the thumb without moving all the stitches on either side.  DUH, so I will try again doing circular and I bet I can beat the two hour time to make them by hand. The second picture is the glove on my hand. It was hard to take a picture and hold the camera with my left hand. When I put them in my shop I will have hubby take picture.